This annual art auction provides significant support for 1708’s exhibitions and programs. Bid on work by the region’s best emerging and established artists through a live and silent art auction, with work on view from Jan. 25 through the night of auction. The silent auction work will be on display at Black Iris and can be viewed by appointment. There is a free happy hour preview Jan. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cabin Fever runs Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission ranges from $100 per person to $2,000 for a group package. There is valet parking. 1708gallery.org.